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Soldier slumps to death after he watched South Africa defeat Nigeria

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A retired soldier of the Nigerian Army, identified as Joseph Oloruntoju, on Saturday slumped and died after he watched the Bafana Bafana of South Africa defeat the Super Eagles of Nigeria.

The Super Eagles lost 2-0 to the South African side.

Oloruntoju, who was said to have retired from the army as a sergeant, reportedly left his residence at Ajipowo area of Akure and went to the Owena Army Barracks to watch the match along with his friends.

A source described the deceased as  strong suppoter of Nigerian football, adding that he slumped shortly after the Eagles conceded the second goal.

He was reportedly rushed to an undisclosed private hospital where he was confirmed dead.

The Public Relations Officer of the 32 Artillery Brigade of the Nigeria Army, Akure, Captain Ojo Adelegan, who confirmed the incident, said the man slumped in the barracks, but was not while watching football in the barracks.

He said, “He is a retired sergeant. He  has a shop at our mammy market (in the barracks).

“It was discovered that his blood pressure was overshot. It was while our doctors were saving his life that he gave up the ghost.

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  1. Monica

    June 12, 2017 at 2:30 pm

    Foot is just a game of fun. l wonder how people take. God have mercy

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Tinubu Hails Protesters, Carpets Hoodlums, Pleads For Cessation

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Tinubu Hails Protesters, Carpets Hoodlums, Pleads For Cessation

Bola Tinubu

Former Governor of Lagos State, Bola Ahmed Tinubu has hailed young Nigerians for leading the #EndSARS protests across the nation against police brutality.

The APC National leader also commended Nigerian youths for the level of organisation that went into the protests, saying it showed a new level of consciousness that could strengthen Nigeria’s democracy.

He, however, warned the protesters against creating a platform that would lead to the destruction of Nigeria’s democratic process.

Tinubu pointed out that protesters must not abuse their right of demonstration by impeding the country’s democratic rights.

Also Read: ‘#EndSARS One Of The Most Successful Protest In Nigeria’: Lai Mohammed

He, however, stated that the protesters must admit that President Muhammadu Buhari had “acted with commendable dispatch by not only scrapping SARS but also accepting the five-point demand that triggered the protests.”

He said it would only be fair for the youths to call off the protests and give the regime a chance to implement the reforms they had demanded.

Tinubu urged the youths to be careful not to fritter away the considerable gains they had made within a very short period with “lack of moderation and strategic thinking.”

He also condemned hoodlums who had begun to take advantage of the protests to perpetrate violence and disrupt civil life.

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#EndSARS: Hoodlums Have Hijacked Edo Protest – Deputy Governor

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#EndSARS: Hoodlums Have Hijacked The Protest In Benin – Edo Deputy Governor
#EndSARS: Hoodlums Have Hijacked The Protest In Benin – Edo Deputy Governor

Philip Shaibu

Deputy Governor of Edo State, Philip Shaibu has stated that hoodlums have hijacked the #EndSARS protest in Benin.

“Hoodlums actually have taken over the exercise,” Mr. Shaibu said.

The deputy governor’s statement comes following the jail break by hoodlums in Benin City, the state capital.

Also Read: #EndSARS Protest: Edo Govt Sets-Up Judicial Panel

Mr. Shaibu made this known while speaking on Channels Television’s Politics Today.

He revealed that many persons injured in the attack, he, however, could not confirm how many persons were killed.

He also stated that many inmates escaped from the prison, however, was not specific on how many.

He pleaded with the protesters to give the government a chance to implement the demands already made.

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‘#EndSARS One Of The Most Successful Protest In Nigeria’: Lai Mohammed

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'#EndSARS One Of The Most Successful Protest In Nigeria': Lai Mohammed

Lai Mohammed

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has described the ongoing #EndSARS protests against police brutality as one of the most successful movements in Nigeria.

He noted that after the #EndSARS protest Nigerians will experience a better country where fundamental human rights will be respected.

Mohammed stated this while speaking at a Special NAN Forum on Monday in Abuja.

Also Read: Nigerian Youth Have Right To Protest, Says President Buhari

He pointed out that the Federal Government would be able to act if the protesters end the protest and allow the Government to attend to their demands

The Minister expressed that the protest has been hijacked by hoodlums and people with a selfish motive to destabilise the country.

He said the government had started the process of unprecedented reform of the police and the entire internal security structure following the #EndSARS protest.

 

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